McDaniel runs away with big win

Ali Moreland © 2009 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Ali Moreland © 2009 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Green Terror holds Bryn Mawr to 39 points to take third straight

BRYN MAWR, Pa. - Ali Moreland (Davidsonville, Md./South River) netted a game-high 19 points to lead McDaniel to a 72-39 victory at Bryn Mawr in Centennial Conference (CC) women's basketball action on Saturday.

Katelyn Fisher (Reisterstown, Md./Seton Keough) added 10 points, four assists and three steals for the Green Terror (3-4, 3-2 CC), who outscored the Owls (1-7, 0-6 CC) by a 44-23 margin in the second half to turn a 12-point halftime victory into its largest margin of victory this season.

Lindsey Darvin led Bryn Mawr with 13 points while Shanika Bridges-King added 11.

After missing its first six shots and falling into a 5-2 deficit with 16:37 to play in the first half, Cara Thompson (Hagerstown, Md./North Hagerstown) hit a short jumper and McDaniel converted six of its next seven shots to take a 14-9 lead with 11:57 on the clock.

Clinging to a 16-15 lead, Moreland connected on a pair of free throws at the 5:20 mark before Ashley Lyles (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) converted a three-point play to snap a four-minute drought from the floor and stretch the lead to 21-15 with 4:37 showing.

The Green Terror held Bryn Mawr to a single Bridges-King free throw over the final 8:49 of the first half, finishing the stanza on a 14-1 run to build a 28-16 halftime advantage.

McDaniel notched the first seven points of the second half to extend the lead to 35-16 before Bridges-King snapped a 10-minute, 41-second drought from the floor.

A Rudi Vanzin layup halted a 33-3 run with 12:33 to play that spanned 17:10, making it a 47-20 game.

Thompson added 10 points while Lyles finished with nine. Catherine Mills (Ijamsville, Md./Urbana) added six points and a six rebounds. Moreland added five steals and four assists to go with her season high-tying point total.

Sally Grace (Catonsville, Md./Mount de Sales Academy) finished with five assists while Emma Adams (Oneida, N.Y./Oneida) led McDaniel with seven rebounds.

The Green Terror returns to action at home against Susquehanna on Friday. Game time is 7 p.m.